Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
Birmingham businesses’ asking price decrease in 3Q
The median asking price of Birmingham businesses slightly dipped in the third quarter from the previous year, according to BizBuySell.com. However, local small businesses experienced higher revenue and cash flow.
The median asking price of businesses for sale in the Magic City was $299,000 in the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared to $300,000 a year ago.
The Birmingham economic data is based on 65 Birmingham-area businesses listed at BizBuySell.com in the third quarter. The statistics are ...
Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 4:02:00 PM
DDHealthcare Group to build $10 million facility in Albuquerque
Naples, Fla.-based DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group's Birmingham office will build a new residential treatment center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The $10.4 million construction job for Acadia Healthcare on the Desert Hills of New Mexico campus will be complete in April 2015, according to a release from DDHealthcare Group's Birmingham office.
This will be phase one of a two-phase project. Phase one will bring the new 120-bed treatment center online, offering a modernized living and lear...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 3:28:00 PM
Three questions with Carr Riggs’ Chairman and Managing Partner Bill Carr
Carr Riggs & Ingram LLC's aggressive growth strategy has resulted in its expansion in Birmingham.
As we reported earlier this week, the Enterprise-based firm, which already had an office in the Magic City, has acquired Birmingham's Boohaker Schillaci and Co.
The merger announcement follows seven others the firm has made since January of 2013.
CRI Chairman and Managing Partner William H. "Bill" Carr recently spoke to the Birmingham Business Journal about the firm's strategic moves and ...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 3:23:00 PM
Chicago-based Coyote Logistics to occupy downtown Saks building
Chicago-based Coyote Logistics has inked a lease to occupy the Saks building on First Ave. N. in downtown Birmingham.
Currently located at Two Perimeter Park, Suite 305 West, the transportation and logistics service provider plans to move to its new location at 1904 First Ave. N. by the end of January or first of February 2015.
"We wanted to have a presence in the downtown area," Coyote COO Eddie Leshin said in an email response this week. "When researching the available spaces in the ci...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 3:21:00 PM
Alabama’s income gap hurting the state’s economy
Alabama's growing income gap has produced an uneven playing field between the richest and everyone else and is hurting the state's economy, according to a new report.
Arise Citizens' Policy Project recently released a report, The State of Working Alabama 2014, said the level of income inequality in Alabama has resulted in reduced consumer spending and made it tough for entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.
The report noted - and as we previously reported- the wealthiest 1 per...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 2:44:00 PM
Alabama residential sales increase 11 percent in September
Alabama's residential sales continue to improve year-over-year.
September's 3,957 units sold was 11 percent higher than what was sold during the same month in 2013, according to new data released by the Alabama Center for
Residential sales for the month of September hit its peak in 2005 with over 5,000 units sold, and the real estate market hit rock bottom in 2010 with just 2,788 units sold.
Last month's totals represented a 41 percent increase from the numbers four years ago.
Medi...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 2:37:00 PM
Magic City to host the Dalai Lama this weekend
The Magic City is sure to attract many from out of town this weekend with the visit of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama.
The heralded religious figure and activist will be in Birmingham for the weekend, speaking at the 16th Street Baptist church on Saturday, along with two speaking events on Sunday.
The first public event on Sunday will be held at the Alabama Theatre from 9 to 11 a.m.
As we previously reported, his visit will include a public event at Regions Field on Sunday Oct. 26 t...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 2:22:00 PM
Construction contracts slide in September
Birmingham's contracts awarded for future construction dipped in September, according to new data released by McGraw Hill Construction.
The area consisting of Jefferson, Blount, Bibb, Chilton, St. Clair and Walker counties took an 88 percent dive in nonresidential contracts last month.
The 2014 total for September was $38 million, compared to $310 million during the same time last year.
Residential saw the only positive increase, jumping 9 percent over September 2013 from $50.7 millio...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 1:56:00 PM
Birmingham's 5 most-wanted retailers: Can the Magic City land Ikea?
Trader Joe's was once one of Birmingham's most coveted stores.
When the Birmingham Business Journal ran a poll last year of the most wanted brands in the Magic City, readers overwhelmingly said they wanted the boutique grocer.
Now that Trader Joe's has responded to the demand by announcing a 12,000-square-foot store at the Summit, we decided to survey readers again to find out which store is now the most wanted in Birmingham.
The top five are:
Ikea Nordstrom Crate & Barrel Dillard'...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 1:07:00 PM
Want to raise capital? Here's some advice from EDPA execs
The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama has awarded more than $1.3 million in funding to entrepreneurs and startups through its Alabama Launchpad project.
The majority of that funding comes via the Launchpad's startups competition, which began in 2006 and recently wrapped up its latest round by awarding five startups a share of $250,000.
But for the entrepreneurs not able to make it on stage and give their pitch for a chance at the startup capital, EDPA CEO Bill Taylor and Vice P...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 11:31:00 AM
Birmingham's top luxury home sales
Looking for a new luxury home? Birmingham may have just what you're looking for.
The housing market in Birmingham is steadily recovering, with residential sales in September up 14 percent from the previous year. CNN Money even named Birmingham one of the " 10 hottest housing markets for 2014," citing citywide renovations and stabilizing home prices as indicators of strong growth.
Sales of luxury homes in the Magic City are also on the rise. Some of Birmingham's most expensive residential...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 11:31:00 AM
Four Star Holdings, Harbert Realty teaming on massive Odenville development
Four Star Holdings and Harbert Realty Services are teaming on a massive mixed-use development in Odenville that will include a new grocery store, additional retail space and eventually a multifamily component.
Construction is already underway on the project, which is the latest in a long list of industrial, retail and residential economic development wins for St. Clair County, which has been ranked the third fastest growing county in Alabama.
The project is located along Interstate 59, j...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 11:11:00 AM
Leaders break ground on I-65 interchange in Cullman County
Leaders from around the state broke ground on Thursday in Cullman County on a new interchange that will provide access to I-65.
The I-65/CR 222 interchange, which has been planned for over a decade, will cost around $20 million to complete, according to a report from Fox 6. Gov. Robert Bentley, along with a host of other officials, were in attendance.
"This has been a real partnership between the state and the federal government," said Rep. Robert Aderholt in the report. "Federal dollars...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 8:18:00 AM
NYC Health Worker Tested at Bellevue for Possible Ebola (Video)
NYC Health Worker Tested at Bellevue for Possible Ebola (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 8:08:00 AM
Bojangles to open Hoover location in coming weeks
Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'N' Biscuits will open a location in Hoover on Nov. 4, the company announced on Thursday.
The new fast food eatery is located at 485 Southland Drive off U.S. 31, according to a report from AL.com . The report also said the first 50 customers would be rewarded with $50 gift cards.
Later in the evening, between 5 and 10 p.m., customers will receive a coupon for a free ham, steak or sausage biscuit, the report said.
The store will be 3,800 square feet and will s...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 8:06:00 AM
Dothan competes for major Korean manufacturer
Dothan is currently in the running with two other cities to land a major Korean manufacturer that could bring hundreds of jobs to the area.
Houston County and Dothan city officials met with the company's representatives in a recent trip to Korea, according to a report from the Dothan Eagle.
The Korean business, which was not named in the report, creates cargo containers and will require many welding jobs. Given the proximity to Wallace Community College, the trained workforce is already ...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 8:05:00 AM
Which Wich to open east Montgomery location
A popular new sandwich shop will soon call east Montgomery home.
Which Wich, a custom sandwich shop with locations across the state, will open in The Shoppes at Eastchase, according to a report from the Montgomery Advertiser. The restaurant will take over the former site of 32 Degrees, which is next to Moe's.
The report said the restaurant plans to be open before the holidays.
The company was founded in Dallas in 2003 and Alabama locations include Birmingham, Homewood, Huntsville, Mad...Birmingham Business Journal at Friday, October 24, 2014 8:03:00 AM
Alabama business confidence slightly declines
Alabama business executives maintain a positive outlook for the fourth quarter, but confidence has weakened from the previous quarter.
The latest Alabama Business Confidence Index from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama continues to indicate moderate optimism statewide at 54.2 for the fourth quarter. That's 2.3 points higher than a year ago. A score above 50 indicates an optimistic outlook.
However, the index is down 1.3 points below its third-quar...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:48:00 PM
HealthSouth wins court approval for $23M, 40-bed Tennessee hospital
HealthSouth has won approval to construct a $23 million, 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Franklin, Tenn.
The Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed the certificate of need for the project, which had been contested since 2011 by Middle Tennessee Rehabilitation. MTR had wanted to build a similar facility in the same area, according to our sister publication the Nashville Business Journal.
"We are pleased that the decision of the Health Services and Development Agency in Tennessee ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:01:00 PM
Will gigabit Internet ever come to Birmingham?
As the Internet becomes the go-to connection for many tech services and devices, the demand for a faster connection speed will also increase.
That's where gigabit Internet comes in. The speed of gigabit Internet is about 100 times faster than connections provided by most Internet service providers. But that speed, which is growing in demand as technology migrates to the cloud, isn't available in most cities - including Birmingham.
There are now only 27 U.S. cities that offer gigabit Inte...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:00:00 PM
Jefferson County restaurant health code violations and scores
The Birmingham Business Journal is providing an update on health code inspections in the metro area.
Below, we have compiled the most recent inspection scores from Jefferson County restaurants, listing critical violations for establishments that received a score below 90.
This report covers inspections between Oct. 9 and Oct. 21. Restaurants are required to correct critical violations within 10 calendar days at the most and 90 days for non-critical items.
Below, you will see the resta...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:36:00 PM
Full Moon Bar-B-Que to open in new UAB student center
UAB will soon offer on-campus food from one of the most heralded chains in the state, after announcing that Full Moon Bar-B-Que will open a location in the new student center.
The center is expected to open for the fall semester in 2015, according to UAB. Full Moon will be one of four restaurants featured in the new center, along with Panera Bread, Mein Bowl and Starbucks.
"This $48 million student center is an investment in our students, who deserve world-class facilities and services,"...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:08:00 PM
Top of the List: Birmingham's top office buildings
The office market in Birmingham appears to be heading in the right direction, with steady growth and declining vacancies during the second quarter.
The BBJ reached out to Xceligent, a commercial real estate data provider, to rank the top office buildings in the Magic City. The AT&T City Center takes the top spot for the second year in a row with over 616,000 rentable square feet.
Total rentable space in the top 25 increased by over 450,000 square feet since last year, largely due to a mo...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:16:00 PM
Riverchase office building sells for $1.1 million
An office building at one of the main entrances to Riverchase has been sold.
McConnell White and Terry Realty & Insurance Co. purchased the Class A two-story office building at 101 Riverchase Parkway for $1.1 million.
The new owners purchased the building for investment purposes.
John Hardin of J.H. Berry & Gilbert represented McConnell White & Terry in the transaction.
The 6,600-square-foot building is currently unoccupied, but the new owners are fielding offers for the location, ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:13:00 PM
Swiss company subleases 13,000 square feet at 10 Inverness Center
A Geneva, Switzerland-based banking software company has subleased space from an existing tenant at 10 Inverness Center.
Temenos has subleased 13,000 square feet from Enercon, which currently leases a little over 22,000 square feet at the business center.
John Hardin and Philip Currie of J.H. Berry & Gilbert represented Temenos in the transaction, and Sam Carroll of Graham & Co. represented Enercon.
According to a release from J.H. Berry & Gilbert, the transaction was worth more than ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:08:00 PM
Alfa building sold to local investor
The Alfa building on Columbiana Road has been sold, and the new owner plans an exterior renovation.
The office and retail space at 2960 Columbiana Road was purchased by LEJ Jr. LLC, a corporation owned by local investor Leo Joseph, who will also manage the property.
John Hardin, senior vice president at J.H. Berry & Gilbert and Christopher Thames, COO at the firm, represented the seller in the transaction.
Keller Williams Commercial's Seth Berry represented Joseph and LEJ Jr. LLC. Jos...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00:00 PM
AMC strategy shift could make 'Bombingham' a go
It appears AMC prefers "Bombingham" and other scripted projects over reality fare like "Game of Arms."
The Birmingham-set Civil Rights drama was first announced in February and confirmed as an AMC production in short order. It has generated considerable local discussion about whether the show will hurt the city's image.
As a recent Variety article points out, the network is scrapping a host of unscripted shows in order to focus on shoring up its scripted lineup in wake of "Breaking Bad's...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00:00 PM
Occupational Health Dynamics buys building for new HQ
Birmingham-based Occupational Health Dynamics is moving its headquarters.
The company will move from its current base of operations at 197 Cahaba Valley Parkway to a newly-purchased building at 2687 John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover.
Occupational Heath Dynamics, an occupational health care equipment provider that has expanded its services to most of the United States and Canada, has purchased the 8,086-square-foot office building on John Hawkins Parkway for $620,000.
Matthew Day, industr...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:51:00 AM
What your business needs to know about the new Alabama Tax Tribunal
On Oct. 1, Alabama taxpayers gained the ability to appeal final assessments issued by the Alabama Department of Revenue and most final assessment issued by substantially all the self-administered cities and counties in the state (or their contract auditing firms), to the newly-established Alabama Tax Tribunal, an independent executive branch agency created as part of the Alabama Taxpayer Fairness Act of 2014.
In addition, taxpayers can appeal to the ATT without first having to pay the dispu...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:22:00 AM
BL Harbert builds aviation manufacturing facility in North Carolina
One Birmingham construction firm recently completed a large-scale aviation manufacturing facility that will employ around 200 in North Carolina.
BL Harbert International debuted the 170,000 square-foot GE Aviation Ceramic Matrix Composites Facility last week in Asheville, N.C., according to a report from AL.com. The report also said this facility would be the first in the world to produce ceramic jet engine components.
BL Harbert International built a similar GE manufacturing facility in...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:55:00 AM
Alabama Small Business Commission holds first meeting
Small business owners from around Alabama joined Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday for the first meeting of the Alabama Small Business Commission.
The Commission was created by Gov. Bentley with Executive Order 47 in September, according to a release from Bentley's office, and will operate as a group of advisors in constructing policies, inspiring innovation, and discussing economic growth of small businesses in Alabama.
"Small businesses are the engines of job growth and an integral part o...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:53:00 AM
Beer Engineers plans February opening at Railroad Park
Beer Engineers is preparing to start construction on its property by Railroad Park that will be a brewery and a restaurant.
Beer Engineers owner DB Irwin said the company is currently pulling permits and construction could begin in three to four weeks on the 112 14th Street S. building.
"We're ready to hit the ground running," Irwin said in an interview this week.
Design for the building won approval from the Design Review Committee in May, about a year after the project was announced...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:18:00 AM
Construction labor shortage more severe in Southeast
Construction is rebounding in many states across the country, but labor is not following the resurgence.
According to data released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America, 83 percent of firms that responded to a recent survey said they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill open spots, and 61 percent are having trouble filling professional slots like project supervisors and engineers.
According to the survey, the Southeast has been hit the hardest ...Birmingham Business Journal at Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:15:00 AM
Cyber attacks cost average big businesses almost $13M a year
Big businesses in America are spending an average of $12.7 million annually dealing with cyber attacks, a figure that has doubled from five years ago.
That comes from a study by the Poneman Institute, which examined the cost incurred by 59 businesses in various industries spread out among the U.S. that have been victims of a data breach.
Although cyber criminals are beginning to target the health care industry at a higher frequency, cyber crimes are costing financial institutions $20.8 m...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:35:00 PM
Birmingham warehouse market stabilizing
Commercial development is picking up all over the country.
The hottest sector within that market is warehouse sites. Developers nationwide have spent over $1.5 billion on property that has been proposed for warehouse, industrial park usage and light industrial projects, according to a recent article at Realtor.com.
The demand for warehouse and industrial space in Birmingham is not quite as sizzling as other markets, but Graham & Co.'s senior vice president Ogden Deaton said Birmingham is...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:34:00 PM
T-Bones coming back to Five Points
T-Bones Authentic Philly Style Cheesesteaks & Hoagies is coming back downtown.
The Center Point-based restaurant, which once had a location at the Western-anchored strip on Highland Ave., has temporarily closed its main location and will open at 1017 20th Street S.
"I wish we'd never left," owner Anthony Crawford said of his previous downtown location.
Crawford said he plans to reopen the Center Point location at 1204 Center Point Parkway when the Five Points South location gets off t...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:31:00 PM
Carr Riggs merges with Birmingham’s Boohaker Schillaci
Two Alabama certified public accounting firms have merged their operations.
Boohaker Schillaci and Co., which has three offices located in Birmingham, Brewton and Haleyville, has been acquired by super-regional CPA firm Carr Riggs & Ingram, which also has an office in Birmingham.
Boohaker Schillaci will retain their current personnel but will now operate under the Carr Riggs name.
Boohaker Schillaci offers accounting, tax, consulting and other services to individual and business clien...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:53:00 PM
Global banking software group expands its U.S. operations
Temenos has expanded its U.S. operations with investments in technology solutions for financial service institutions and the creation of an onshore development center, located in Birmingham.
“This sharpening of focus on the U.S. is a response to the many opportunities identified in this market, where a combination of factors, such as rapid technology change, changing competitive dynamics and changing customer behavior, have left financial institutions in need of new, modern systems," the gl...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:23:00 PM
Alabama ranks high on list of average gas prices
With the general elections right around the corner, American motorists have seen gas prices fall substantially in recent weeks.
Since July, prices are down about 15 percent nationwide, or nearly 50 cents, to an average $3.14 a gallon, according to data from Gasbuddy.com.
For Alabama drivers, the price-drop for the state has been classified in the 10 to 12 percent drop range, with the average price for a gallon of gasoline at $2.92.
This puts Alabama in the middle of the road when stac...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:36:00 PM
Previously closed Alabama abortion clinics reopen
Abortion continues to remain a contentious issue in Alabama, but two previously closed abortions clinics in the state have been reopened, which brings the state total to five licensed clinics.
The Planned Parenthood Southeast clinic, located at 27th Place South in Birmingham, has reopened after being shut down in January when it was discovered that two employees were selling abortion medication illegally, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The report also said the clinic re...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:00:00 PM
Steris relocating global specialty services HQ to U.S. Pipe Building
As part of its $175 million purchase of Integrated Medical Systems earlier this year, Cleveland-based Steris Corp. will be relocating its global specialty services headquarters to Birmingham.
The former U.S. Pipe building, which Steris bought before acquiring IMS, will house the headquarters and KPS Group will lead up the renovations for the facilities, which will cost about $8 million and be finished in the early months of 2016.
Steris Corp. CEO Walt Rosebrough said IMS is one of five o...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:28:00 AM
Royal Cup launches mobile cafe
Royal Cup's presence in the Southeast is about to get stronger.
The Birmingham-based coffee and tea company has launched a mobile cafe that will commute to community, sporting and special events throughout the Southeast, offering samples of the corporation's teas and coffees.
"We're excited to have a new avenue to provide world-class Royal Cup service to our customers and communities," said Ben Pitts, vice president of food service and hospitality at Royal Cup. "The mobile café allows us...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:18:00 AM
Top of the List: Birmingham’s largest landscape design firms
You could say there's a drastically different new landscape in Birmingham's landscape design industry.
Several landscaping firms either merged or dissolved in the past year - a trend that led to some major changes on our annual List of the industry's largest companies.
The BBJ recently ranked the top landscape design firms in Birmingham by number of local employees. Landscape Associates Inc. tops the List with 150 employees.
Top of the List
The top five landscape design firms by nu...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 10:45:00 AM
Captain D's opens at Five Points West
Captain D's has opened the doors to its first corporate-owned store for the first time in 10 years.
Captain D's announced the location in June.
Located at 2259 Bessemer Rd. at Five Points West, the 2,789-square-foot restaurant is the former site of an Arby's.
The building went through a transformation, as Captain D's tested its new coastal design on the Birmingham location.
"We looked at several different areas around the country we operate in," said Michael Arrowsmith, CEO of Capt...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:11:00 AM
Tom Boughton on why the ServisFirst chose to make its first acquisition an Atlanta bank (Video)
Tom Boughton on why the ServisFirst chose to make its first acquisition an Atlanta bank (Video)
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:09:00 AM
Escape Game coming to Lakeview's 29/7
The Escape Game Birmingham is coming to Lakeview's 29/7 development.
Escape Game LLC has leased 1,698 square feet at 29/7, which will bring a popular real-life game scenario to Birmingham.
Todd Becker with Retail Specialists handled the lease for the landlord.
Escape Game involves a group of two to eight people who work together to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape from a locked room within a 60-minute time frame.
Escape Game features three rooms, The Warehouse, The L...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:02:00 AM
UAB plans comprehensive approach to caring for potential Ebola patients
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital issued a memo to its employees on Friday detailing the hospital's plans for caring for a patient with Ebola, which includes preventative measures that go beyond the current guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"We are updating our guidelines to include a change in the PPE (personal protective equipment) that will be more comprehensive than current CDC guidelines," the memo said.
Certain preventative measur...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:00:00 AM
New Kia dealership to open in Trussville
Prospective car buyers in Trussville will soon have more options after Kia announced a new dealership would come to the area.
Serra Kia is currently seeking bids for the dealership, according to a report from AL.com. The report said the new dealership would be in between 10,000 and 19,999 square feet.
George M. Phillippi will serve as the architect for the project, the report said.
Serra Auto Group currently has two dealerships in the Birmingham area.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:59:00 AM
Lowndes County electronic bingo hall reopens following raid
A gambling hall in Lowndes County has reopened after being shut down for two years by the state attorney general.
Southern Star Entertainment in White Hall is currently operating with games that the facility markets as bingo, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Located on U.S. 80, the gambling hall was reopened in 2012 before being raided by Attorney General Luther Strange's office in November, the report said.
The report said Southern Star is open seven days a week and i...Birmingham Business Journal at Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:59:00 AM
Regions posts higher profit on lower expenses
Regions Financial Corp. posted 7 percent growth in profits for the third quarter on lower expenses.
The Birmingham banking giant reported $305 million in net income available to common shareholders, up from $285 million for the prior year. Its earnings per diluted share increased to 22 cents, which beats analysts' average estimate by a penny.
"We continue to focus on meeting the financial needs of our customers," Regions CEO Grayson Hall said during a call with analysts. "Once again...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:44:00 PM
Breakthrough treatments find a new way forward
By Matt Windsor • Photography by Steve Wood • Illustrations by Echo Medical Media On September 3, 1928, Alexander Fleming came back from vacation and started washing dishes in his lab. Petri dishes, that is. Most people know what happened next: He found a strange, bacteria-killing mold on one plate. It turned out to be penicillin, the first antibiotic, which has gone on to save millions of lives. Nearly 100 years after Fleming’s acci...UAB Magazine at Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00:00 PM
5 Koozies Ever Alabamian Should own
Koozies are a part of Alabama tradition as much as barbeque or football. here is a collection of koozies that everyone from Alabama should have in their drawer! 1. The Football Koozie This koozie is shaped and feels like a real football! The roll tide koozieball is one of our favorites and is great for […]...Birmingham Weekly at Friday, October 10, 2014 7:50:24 PM
The Mind As Medicine
Harnessing the brain’s power and flexibility to help heal the body
By Sarah C.P. Williams • Photos by Steve Wood • Illustration by Ron Gamble Lying inside an fMRI machine that’s tracking her brain activity, a college student grasps a hot block in her hand. It’s just hot enough to cause her some pain—seven on a scale of one to ten, she tells a researcher. Above her, a picture flashes; it’s a snapshot of her boyfriend. Suddenly, the pain dulls. It’s a five now, she says. At the same ...UAB Magazine at Friday, October 10, 2014 10:47:09 AM
Best Places to Eat In Birmingham
Watchmojo explored and found the best places to eat in Birmingham what do you think of the places that made it and who do you think is missing off the list?...Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:03:02 AM
What snow does to Birmingham, Alabama?
Up North they can’t handle the heat! But in Birmingham, Alabama this is what happens when it snows like it did in 2013...Birmingham Weekly at Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:56:39 AM
By Javacia Harris Bowser While the world watches news headlines on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, UAB alumna Rachel Hicks is getting a much closer view—as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) on assignment at the United States Embassy in the capital of Kyiv. (“Kyiv,” she explains, reflects the Ukrainian spelling, rather than the Russian “Kiev.”) The two-year fellowship, designed for recent graduates looking to land a job with the federal government, is quite prestigious: Out of mo...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:20:35 PM
The Scientist Behind the Sale
The Scientist Behind the Sale
Lindsay Sutton and the psychology of advertising
By Tara Hulen • Photo by Steve Wood
Lindsay Sutton could have taken her UAB doctoral degree in developmental psychology, accepted a job offer in Washington, D.C., and spent her career following the typical path of most developmental psychologists into government or academia. Instead, she took a more colorful, unconventional route, signing up with an advertising agency. Sutton started working as a ...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:34:50 PM
The Nurse Will See You Now
Expanding access to care for Alabama communities
By Nancy Mann Jackson • Photos by Rob Culpepper and Steve Wood In rural Wilcox County, the Affordable Care Act has expanded the number of residents who can benefit from care. But the number of physicians has stayed the same: just three, who must serve more than 12,000 people The imbalance keeps Sheena Champion, M.S.N. (pictured above), quite busy. Adult nurse practitioners like Champion, who graduated from the UAB School of Nursin...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:30:55 PM
Visiting artists celebrate the city
By Charles Buchanan • Photos by Steve Wood “Magic Chromacity,” Amanda Browder’s gigantic ribbon of bold color, wrapped and wove together UAB’s Cultural Corridor during her residency in the Department of Art and Art History. The New York installation artist has draped historic urban buildings and even entire moving vans; she constructed her newest piece with more than 10,000 square feet of donated fabric and local help during community sewing days...UAB Magazine at Monday, September 15, 2014 4:04:05 PM
Aiming for fitness without barriers
By Carrie Arnold • Photos by Steve Wood The first thing people learn when they come through the doors of Birmingham’s Lakeshore Foundation is that a disability—physical, mental, or emotional—doesn’t translate into an inability to exercise.
That goes for everyone, from injured military veterans to visually impaired children, and people who have lost limbs to individuals with spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions. ...UAB Magazine at Monday, September 15, 2014 3:58:39 PM